Skip to content

The impact of COVID-19, lockdown and school closures on children’s mental health

Film still 1

What was the real impact of COVID-19, lockdown and school closures on children’s mental health and development? Professor Birgitta Rabe speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about her research and how she provided vital evidence which influenced UK Government policy.

Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people’s lives.

Read more about this research project and the findings here